Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jul 2007 22:01 UTC
Microsoft No fewer than five major announcements in the development field are being issued by Microsoft this afternoon, the timing of which is by no means coincidental: On the top of the list, Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2008 - which is quickly losing touch with its old code-name 'Orcas' - will be made generally available for download by this Friday, along with Beta 2 of .NET Framework 3.5.
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Looks great so far, me wants it!
by chiwaw on Fri 27th Jul 2007 03:18 UTC
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C# and .NET were the one thing that bring me back to programming for Windows for pleasure.

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Dude, I was a diehard J2EE webapp developer who thought ASP was kids stuff, and looked down on all those losers who were stuck coding on the platform. Nowadays I am freelance, and all my friends are laughing at me because of how much I rave about 2.0. It's not perfect, but its a good generation or two ahead of anything else out there, and it is a pure joy to code in.

The only thing I missed about my java days was IDEa by Jetbrains, which I still think is the greatest thing ever. Recently I found out about resharper, and was only too eager to hand over the two hundred they ask for to bring all the best stuff over into VS.

Honestly, I think that .net is the single best accomplishment ever to come out of microsoft.

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jsight Member since:

You are right about the 2.0 stuff. The APIs and workflow are really well done.

And you are even more right about the IDE/Code situation. C# is a great language, but editting it in VS2005 feels like stepping back in time about 6 years. Java development environments are much nicer from a pure coding standpoint.

Oh well, maybe 2008 will be an improvement.

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